New research shows common local mosquitoes aren’t able to spread Zika. This means Australia is unlikely to see a major outbreak of the disease. But a risk remains in northern Queensland.
A virologist gives the low-down on chikungunya.
Stay away from viruses in the early morning – and in winter.
How can archivists properly preserve computer programs often written specifically to destroy data?
Hepatitis A, B, C, D and E are very different viruses. Hepatitis A is genetically closer to the common cold than it is to hepatitis B. Hepatitis C is closer to the virus that causes dengue fever.
Public health experts enlist the molecular biology tools that create genetically modified organisms – as well as the GMOs themselves – in the fight against emerging infectious diseases.
It took a computer to discover the potential threat of a drug-resistant strain of swine flu that was about to spread from New South Wales. So how close did we come to a global pandemic?
Understanding how the flu virus copies itself could open a way to killing it.
The number of new Zika-related microcephaly cases in Brazil is falling. But it's too early to relax.
The virus that could cure antibiotic resistant infections.
When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, how you dry your hands can be just as important as how you wash them.
Angola's yellow fever outbreak has been declared a grade 2 emergency by the World Health Organisation.
How has a retrovirus survived intact within the human genome for millennia, and how has it affected us?
Bats can carry some of the deadliest diseases known to affect humans and yet they don't seem to get sick. So what can we learn from a bat's immune system?
Satellite imaging can locate mosquito-friendly environments, allowing us to predict the advance of diseases they carry.
New study maps the spread of 'deformed wing virus' – and it follows patterns of human trade.
They're good, they're bad and they're useful: we are still discovering what we can do with plant viruses.
Two major clinical trials will be conducted in South Africa in 2016 to test ways of preventing new HIV infections.
The word "virus" strikes terror into the hearts of most people. But most viruses are actually vital to our very existence.
Ebola’s clever trick – to lie dormant inside a cell or to hide in a particular organ – is not unfamiliar. Lots of viruses do it. HIV is the master of such a trick.